Hi all and thanks in advance for any help you can offer. I’ll try to keep it brief because I imagine the solution here is fairly simple for the experience, but I’m a total Raspberry Pi and Linux (but not computer) noob. I’ve also read the two other threads on the forum regarding similar issues, but neither of their solutions worked in my case.
The scenario is that I’m simply wanting to reassign the temporary and complete download folders SABnzbd uses from ones that were created by the DietPi installer on my Pi’s SD card to the faster USB 3.1 flash drive I have mounted. I was able to mkdir
the downloads folder on the external drive along with the necessary
complete folders within it. However, now when I benchmark SABNzbd using its test files, I get warnings starting with the following: Cannot change permissions of /mnt/64A5-F009/downloads/complete/
Like I said, I’ve followed instructions I’ve found here for checking the group, cmod, chown, etc. to no avail. Perhaps I’m not doing it properly, or am doing the wrong thing(s), but I’d definitely appreciate any guidance from someone more knowledgable than myself so I can resolve this issue. Thanks so much!
can you share following
lsblk -o name,fstype,label,size,ro,type,mountpoint,partuuid,uuid
ls -la /mnt/64A5-F009/downloads/
Hi Joulinar, thanks for the help. Definitely. Here’s the output of those commands:
NAME FSTYPE LABEL SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT PARTUUID UUID
sda 239G 0 disk
└─sda1 exfat Samsung USB 239G 0 part /mnt/64A5-F009 64A5-F009
mmcblk0 119.4G 0 disk
├─mmcblk0p1 vfat 128M 0 part /boot 78e3b7f9-01 95E0-4450
└─mmcblk0p2 ext4 119.2G 0 part / 78e3b7f9-02 51df48f2-ca0a-424f-8238-39473318a733
drwxrwxr-x 4 root dietpi 131072 Jan 11 03:02 .
drwxrwxr-x 19 root dietpi 131072 Jan 11 03:27 ..
drwxrwxr-x 2 root dietpi 131072 Jan 11 08:17 complete
-rwxrwxr-x 1 root dietpi 0 Jan 11 02:58 demo.file
drwxrwxr-x 2 root dietpi 131072 Jan 11 08:17 incomplete
Your disk is formatted as exFAT file system. exFAT, as an extension of FAT, is not capable of storing discretionary access control metadata. Means it did not support Unix file system permissions. Therefore SABnzbd is not able to change permissions.
Got it. That was something that stood out to me, so it’s good to get your confirmation that it’s the root (no pun intended) issue. Appreciate it!
I’ll move the files on the drive to another and then format it appropriately.
let us know how it goes and if it will solve your issue.